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Cybersecurity in the US Oil and Gas Industry

Cybersecurity in the US Oil and Gas Industry

Midstream and downstream segments have the greatest risk of a breach.

The annual budget spend on cybersecurity ranged from 􂀀% to 􂀀% in 2014; the percentage is likely to double in the next 􂀀 to 􂀀 years.

Partnerships between value chain participants will be crucial drivers for solution development and implementation.

Technologies such as hot patching and 􂀀 or more factor authentication techniques will be required to combat advanced persistent threats in the industry.

About this report

In a world of advanced persistent threats, perilous infrastructure industries that are progressively expanding into the digital and smart frontiers become increasingly vulnerable. This research service will capture the emerging trends and evolving business models for cybersecurity in the oil and gas industry in the United States. It was developed based on a series of Frost & Sullivan-moderated online discussion boards with participants in the power, chemicals and petrochemicals, and oil and gas industries. The study examines the current state of cybersecurity preparedness, as well as best practices, unmet needs, and industry challenges in upstream, midstream, and downstream applications.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Study Participants
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Segmentation
    • Definitions
    • Oil and Gas Industry Segmentation
  • Market Overview
    • Current State of the Oil and Gas Industry
    • Areas of Vulnerability
    • Industry Pain Points
    • Threat Vectors in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Impact of Top Oil and Gas Industry Mega Trends on the Cybersecurity Market
    • Digitization Technologies
    • Digital Oilfields and Cybersecurity Implications
    • Implications of Internet of Things Convergence
    • Influence of the Cloud
    • Emerging Security Solutions
  • Technology Analysis
    • Parameters that Drive Cybersecurity Investments
    • Customer Perspective
    • Technology Perspective
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Security Intelligence
    • Multilayered Security
  • Upstream Segment Analysis
    • Cybersecurity in the Upstream Segment
    • Upstream Solutions
    • Upstream Digital Footprint
    • Priorities
  • Midstream Segment Analysis
    • Cybersecurity in the Midstream Segment
    • Midstream Solutions
    • Midstream Digital Footprint-Pipeline
    • Priorities
  • Downstream Segment Analysis
    • Cybersecurity in the Downstream Oil and Gas Industry
    • Downstream Solutions
    • Downstream Digital Footprint-Refinery
    • Priorities
  • US Analysis
    • US Key Findings
    • Industry Regulations and Compliance
    • Regulatory Initiatives
    • Company Initiatives
    • Challenges
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations Used

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